Molly Caradonna, PsyD, LP
Molly is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders through individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment. Previous work includes serving as a Psychologist, Training Director and Clinical Supervisor at an integrative/holistic mental health center, as well as working across various levels of care at an eating disorder-specific treatment center, in a partial hospitalization program for self-injury, and in college counseling.
Education & Trainings:
- Licensed Psychologist in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota
- Doctoral in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Traumatic Stress Studies (Adler University; Chicago, IL)
- Masters in Counseling Psychology (Adler University; Chicago, IL)
- Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Spanish (DePaul University; Chicago, IL)
- Trained and competent in the provision of:
- Stage-Oriented Treatment for Complex Trauma
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E; specific for eating disorders)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Eating Disorders
- Clinical Perfectionism/Shame
- Nonsuicidal self-injury
- Women’s Issues
What made you decide to go into this specialty?
The eating disorder is all about food and the body….and has nothing to do with food and the body. As such, I am passionate about untangling the complex web of internal, societal, and family experiences that commonly underlie an eating disorder. Working towards social justice and being “counter-cultural” to pursue our own healing and life satisfaction are important tenants that I hold. I value mind-body and holistic approaches to wellness, which are a natural fit for work with eating disorders, trauma, and anxiety. Self-compassion, authenticity, collaboration, and humor are important tools that I incorporate into the therapeutic process. Having lived experiences with these challenges, I am personally rewarded through this work and in witnessing others’ stories, vulnerability, and growth.